9.64 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Came to within 1/3 mile from the summit, there was a bit too much snow for Pepper to continue. It still was a great hike, we mostly escaped the rain, and had winter wonderland with little snow to deal with (until ~4200'). This trail is very well graded, and while there's few views, the forest is very nice. There's a ton of rhododendrons, I need to come back in early summer.